Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Who hasn't played many Nintendo games?

Gaming can be an expensive hobby, and since not all games come out on all consoles, decisions have to be made. Many people buy a single console each generation, whether it's due to financial limitations, dis-interest in what the competition has to offer, or perhaps brand loyalty.

Personally, I pick up Nintendo consoles and Sony consoles at the earliest opportunity, as that affords me luxury of playing 98% of all games. In the past I have picked up Microsoft consoles late into the generation, or early into the one following (but still no Xbone yet).

On a website such as this, where we come here for gaming discussion, but also sales stats, videogames are a large part of many of our lives. There are many people who have a strong disliking of certain gaming brands, and will avoid playing games simply because of the console it was released on.

I'd like to hear from those of you who don't play many (or maybe any at all) Nintendo games, and the reasons? I understand that a thread like this could attract some undesired trolling, and that's not my goal, so let's be civil so the mods don't have to step in.

Thanks :)



Around the Network

You're specifically asking about Nintendo so I'll give you that.

I don't play on Nintendo this generation because I don't like the Switch. I am a gamer that goes for dedicated home consoles, it's just who I am. Others love portables, others do phones etc. Me, I go for dedicated home systems as the hybrid concept does not work for me. I'm not sure why nobody seems to want a dedicated home console from Nintendo as Nintendo's entire gaming history since the NES has had dedicated home systems.

So it is what it is and in the end my returning to Nintendo is entirely up to NIntendo and their willingness to do home systems. So to answer your questions the games are not the issue here for me, it's the hardware.



I haven't owned a Nintendo console since the Wii and I haven't owned a Nintendo portable since the Gameboy Color. For my reason why? Steam. I still have an enormous backlog of PC games to play so I don't have the time for any of the major consoles. Nintendo games are great and well-designed, but are not enticing enough to get me to expend the time and to drop money for the console to play them. Nintendo's aversion to providing consumer friendly prices  after games have been out on the market for awhile is a big factor I'd say. I'm a "patient gamer" on PC by playing stuff a year or two old I can spend a tiny fraction of the original cost. But for Nintendo games being a "patient gamer" has no real reward.



I own Nintendo consoles mainly for games like XC, Bayonetta and third party exclusives. However, I'm not a huge fan of classical nintendo games. They just lack some of the things I look for in a good game, plus I'm not a big fan of platformers.



I had a NES and N64 growing up. During the SNES era I had a Sega Genesis, but got the SNES at end for must play exclusives. After getting a PS1 at the end of its gen and PS2, 3, etc the following gens, I have mainly been a Sony guy. I always got the new Nintendo systems eventually for Zelda, but never really played many of their other games from Gamecube onward.

I have started getting back into the other Nintendo IPs with the Switch however and plan on playing other classics I missed during my gap with them when I find myself with more free time for gaming.



Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-5643-2927-1984

Around the Network

Owned everything from SNES up to the Wii U.
Havnt gotten a Switch though.
PS4 & PC seems to be enough, even if Mario Oddessey,Xenoblade & SMT is tempting me.



I haven't played too many. Only really play Pokemon when it comes to Nintendo.

As for why, it's because I don't like their consoles or their games. Weak consoles with no proper account system, no chat, no achievements and half the time they're handheld only which I'm not keen on. As for their games with the exception of Pokemon, Mario Kart and 3D Mario I'm simply not interested in any of them.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

CrazyGamer2017 said:

You're specifically asking about Nintendo so I'll give you that.

I don't play on Nintendo this generation because I don't like the Switch. I am a gamer that goes for dedicated home consoles, it's just who I am. Others love portables, others do phones etc. Me, I go for dedicated home systems as the hybrid concept does not work for me. I'm not sure why nobody seems to want a dedicated home console from Nintendo as Nintendo's entire gaming history since the NES has had dedicated home systems.

So it is what it is and in the end my returning to Nintendo is entirely up to NIntendo and their willingness to do home systems. So to answer your questions the games are not the issue here for me, it's the hardware.

That’s kind of a weird reason.  Not saying you need buy a switch or anything... but it can really be whatever you want it to be... My switch never really leaves its dock, because like you I much prefer a home console to a handheld.  It isn’t like they are making mobile games for it either, these are full fledged Nintendo games...



gergroy said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

You're specifically asking about Nintendo so I'll give you that.

I don't play on Nintendo this generation because I don't like the Switch. I am a gamer that goes for dedicated home consoles, it's just who I am. Others love portables, others do phones etc. Me, I go for dedicated home systems as the hybrid concept does not work for me. I'm not sure why nobody seems to want a dedicated home console from Nintendo as Nintendo's entire gaming history since the NES has had dedicated home systems.

So it is what it is and in the end my returning to Nintendo is entirely up to NIntendo and their willingness to do home systems. So to answer your questions the games are not the issue here for me, it's the hardware.

That’s kind of a weird reason.  Not saying you need buy a switch or anything... but it can really be whatever you want it to be... My switch never really leaves its dock, because like you I much prefer a home console to a handheld.  It isn’t like they are making mobile games for it either, these are full fledged Nintendo games...

Yes but not with fully-fledged graphics. And we cannot blame the Switch, it's weaker because it's very small and portable and as such it's quite powerful but NEVER as powerful as a dedicated home system would be and since I don't care for the portability, there is no reason for me to suffer the disadvantages of portability. Buying a hybrid to keep it docked all the time seems weird to me.



CrazyGamer2017 said:
gergroy said:

That’s kind of a weird reason.  Not saying you need buy a switch or anything... but it can really be whatever you want it to be... My switch never really leaves its dock, because like you I much prefer a home console to a handheld.  It isn’t like they are making mobile games for it either, these are full fledged Nintendo games...

Yes but not with fully-fledged graphics. And we cannot blame the Switch, it's weaker because it's very small and portable and as such it's quite powerful but NEVER as powerful as a dedicated home system would be and since I don't care for the portability, there is no reason for me to suffer the disadvantages of portability. Buying a hybrid to keep it docked all the time seems weird to me.

Given it's Nintendo it'd still be as powerful as it is now had it been a fully fledged Home-console ;)